Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT

Update on Grandma as of Friday afternoon at 4:30
She had a much better day on Friday.  Sat up in a chair for about 3 hours.  Mom says she ate a little bit more today today.  If things go as planned she will be moved to a rehab facility on Sunday.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS.
Mom has been reading your blogs from the hospital via her iPad;
however commenting from an iPad with a stylus is 
S L O W!! We hope to get back on the commenting 
schedule soon.
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TODAY'S PHOTO HUNT WORD IS

EMPT
Click here to find the list of words and join the fun
Webster defines E M P T Y as:
CONTAINING NOTHING, DEPRIVED OF CONTENTS

As you can see from this picture, both of my food dishes contain nothing and are deprived of contents and I am not happy.
AND TO MAKE MATTERS EVEN WORSE
TODAY IS  THE
13TH...AT LEAST IT ISN'T FRIDAY.
GOOD DEPENDABLE HELP IS HARD TO FIND...

Friday, October 12, 2012

{This Moment} See Beautiful

Grandma update:  Thursday was a fair day for her.  She had her first PT yep 12 hours after surgery hip replacement.  That is just how they do it.  It was painful and left her a bit 
aggravated (and rightly so) for the remainder of the day. 
Mom and I thank each and everyone for your kind comments and emails.  We hope to get back to commenting soon.
Mom prepares my blog posts about a week ahead so we are just adding updates.

Tomorrow is a new day with new hope....and a good way to celebrate


Our hostess is 
Sugar, The Golden Retriever

Today we are featuring some pictures taken in the 
Beautiful North Carolina Mountains
We hope you enjoy 
This Moment and See Beautiful

The Mountains always have what appears to be smoke over them even on a clear day
thus the Smokey Mountains

Mom and Dad were visiting their very good friends the first two days of their trip
This is their most beautiful/handsome Pembroke Corgi
Yogi.  Mom says when he looks at you it is like he can see into your soul. Yogi just turned 10.
Oh Mom nearly fell in the pond trying to get this most
Beautiful picture of blooming lily pads on the front lawn of the
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Mom and Dad took a hike in Dupont State Park
which is in Brevard, NC the home of a ton of waterfalls
This most beautiful water fall is named High Falls
I am happy to say Mom realized she didn't leave her heart in the mountains.  When she got home, she found out her 
heart was really at home with me.  This box was in the
foyer 2 seconds when I hopped on it...Mom said
This was a beautiful moment
(I think she missed me)

MOL she told me she brought both boxes back especially for me but after a quick sniff I knew she was fibbing me.
The big box contains a most Beautiful Hot Air Balloon
that will be hung over our stair case (but not by my Dad
he isn't allowed on ladders).  Once it is hung I'll show it to you


This Beautiful Biltmore box contained
three bottles of Biltmore wine.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

THURSDAY THEME SONG


****UPDATE ****
GRANDMA's emergency hip surgery (see below)went well.
She will be in the hospital until Sat or Sun then transferred to rehab.  We will be in and out but will update as possible

MY GRANDMA..(84) MOM's fell yesterday and broke her hip.  She had partial hip replacement last night.  We will update as we can.
All prayers and thoughts appreciated
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MOM AND I ARE DEDICATING TODAY'S


TO  HOOTIN' ANNI, HOSTESS OF TTS
TODAY WILL BE THE LAST OFFICIAL
THURSDAY THEME SONG.
Ms. Anni will be spending more time outside taking beautiful pictures an less time behind the 'puter.

Mom and I thank Ms Anni for being such a wonderful hostess and for all the help she gave us when we started participating in TTS.
THIS IS FOR YOU MS. ANNI...AND
IF WE WERE CHANGING THE LYRICS WE'D SAY
THANK GOODNESS WE MET YOU!!


TODAY'S SONG IS BY JOHN DENVER
'cause we know how much Ms. Anni  likes JD.


HUGS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE FUN
MADI AND MOM

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

JASMINE AND White Squirrel Wednesday

MOM AND I WERE SO SORRY TO READ OUR 
FRIEND JASMINE 
AT 
Marg's Pets crossed the bridge yesterday
Jasmine was a beautiful girl...she was a lucky girl to be loved and cared for by Ms. Marg.  Ms Marg takes it upon herself to care
for animals in her area who have been abandoned. Please click
here 
to visit Ms. Marg

JASMINE
Run free and we hope you find lots of squirrels to chase.
Hugs Madi and Mom

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Yes another set of vacation pictures...and this will not be the last of them.  Crazy Mom took 280 pictures....BUT I must admit these are entertaining. Two days of their vacation were spent in Brevard, North Carolina, home of the White Squirrel.
I truly do not understand her excitement...after all I have a 
gorgeous white tummy....
Exhibit 1
Just sayin'

 Until Mom saw this shoppe name she had forgotten about the article she read them in "Our State" magazine several years ago.  When she saw the sign she thought to herself, 'I wish I could see them in person'.  


Lo and behold she did get several pictures, totally by accident.  She and Dad stopped to take a picture of this beautiful Episcopal Church, when all of a sudden a white squirrel ran across the porch.  To say Mom squealed would be an understatement.
Mom felt like this was a once in a lifetime photo opt. Mom was bragging about her pictures only to be told a sighting is not all that rare in Brevard.  MOL BUT mom said it was to her!!
Evidently this little critter has a gazillion relatives in Brevard.
They are not albino squirrels.  The white squirrels are called
Leucristic they have brown beady eyes just like the tree
rodents in our city. 

MOL
Click Here to read more about them
Mom saw some regular tree rodents too but 
for some reason she thinks these 
little guys are adorable and quite frisky

  Mom pictures were taken from across a 4 land road.  This YouTube video gives you a better  close up of this adorable little squirrel.  It is long but the first few seconds are worth watching.


This post is dedicated to our very good friend Squirrel Queen at
Through Squirrel Eyes not only does she love squirrels she is dedicated volunteer at the feral cat spay and neuter clinic in her city.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday This and That


Mom and Dad attended the Dixie Classic Fair, their first County Fair while on vacation last week.   Below we will share some of the highlights of the pictures they took of various and sundry 
critters.  BUT since it MY blog my picture is 
FIRST


Warning put down all beverages to avoid spraying your monitor or yap top.

 Mom doesn't know what kind of flowers these are but they sure are pretty.
 Miniature Piggy races 
a squealing good time was had by all.
So cute

 Lots of very handsome and proud roosters strutting their stuff


 And shaking a tail feather
Ice skating 'dogs'...MOL
 Smokey was there to prevent fires
 Old and new vehicles
 Dad told Mom he learned how to drive on a tractor just like this
 Crazy signs.....
SHINY Cars
Loving Cars
AND MOTORCYCLES WITH SIDE CARS
 SPACE SHIIPS

AN OLD CAR WITH A GREAT LICENSE PLATE
PLUMCRZ1
 1936 STUDEBAKER WHEEL FROM 
PLUMCRZ1
 AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST SPOTTED ON THE WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN.
AN ABANDONED GAS STATION W/O ANY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
FOR $325, 000.00
A DEAL YOU CANNOT TURN DOWN FOR SURE!!


Monday, October 8, 2012

H IS FOR HAMPER: ALPHA-PET BOOK

HI 
MOM
THANKS FOR LEAVING THE CLOSET DOOR OPEN
SO I COULD PLAY

I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE HAMPER
BUT NOW IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON



OUT I GO...QUICKER THAN GREASED LIGHTNING
My rhyme for hamper:
H is for Hamper 
from which I can scamper
before I get damper.


Mom here:  In case you didn't already know it....
Madi makes me smile 100 times a day...just being
M A D I


AND SPEAKING OF SMILING...OMCs did we smile
big when our very own copy of

JACK and Friends
ALPHA-PET BOOK ARRIVED
 It is in color as you can see from my picture 
of the letter N
each letter has it's own page.  The book is easy to handle for
kiddies, kitties and puppies.  
AND TG aka Jack's Dad MADE UP THE BESTEST RHYMES FOR EACH LETTER.
Mom ordered 3 for gifts for some very special munchkins
Click 
HERE 
TO FIND OUT HOW TO ORDER YOUR VERY OWN COPY 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

EASY LIKE SUNDAY IN SUNPUDDLES

This time of year we get the best sunpuddles in the dining room.